Posts Tagged: Basketball

Thor does it all for Auburn w/ 15-point, 9-rebound, 4-block effort

January 10, 2021

JT Thor of Anchorage looked like a veteran the way he rose to the occasion at crunch time for Auburn University. The 6-foot-10 freshman was brilliant on both ends of the court with a season high 15-point, 9-rebound, 4-block, 3-steal performance in a 94-90 loss to Alabama in the SEC. Thor was at his best… Read more »

Panoam notches double digits for UND for first time since 2019

When given a chance to shine, Bentiu Panoam of Anchorage sparkled for the University of North Dakota with his best offensive output in 13 months. The senior came off the bench to notch season highs of 11 points and 23 minutes against Oral Roberts for his first double-figure scoring effort since 2019 and fourth in… Read more »

Huffman becomes second AK man to grab 16 boards in D1 game

January 7, 2021

Brandon Huffman of Anchorage collected the first double-double of his college career after posting career highs of 16 points and 16 rebounds for Jacksonville State University. The 6-foot-10 senior transfer became the second Alaska man to grab 16 rebounds in a NCAA D1 game, joining Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter, who pulled down 20 rebounds for Oral… Read more »

Wyche surpasses 1,000-point benchmark for college hoops career

Anchorage’s Da’Zhon Wyche is the latest college basketball player from Alaska to surpass the 1,000-point career benchmark. The redshirt junior pumped in a season-high 21 points for the University of Texas Tyler in a 105-70 loss to nationally ranked NCAA D2 power St. Edwards. Wyche drained 9-of-14 field goals and added three assists and three… Read more »

With D1 offers in hand, Ruot moves closer to fulfilling dream

January 5, 2021

The secret is out on Anchorage’s Nyakoat Ruot. The Class of 2022 rising star has already received scholarship offers from a half dozen NCAA D1 women’s basketball programs and more are certain to follow. Ruot is here for it. All of it. The Bartlett High all-conference forward has her sights set on reaching the college… Read more »

Dunk you very much: Thor’s two slams help Auburn erase deficit

January 2, 2021

Two monster dunks by Anchorage’s JT Thor led the way to another double-figure scoring performance and helped the Auburn Tigers erase a 14-point second-half deficit against Texas A&M. Twice in the closing moments the 6-foot-10 freshman rocked the rim, including the game-tying bucket with 14 seconds left. Texas A&M won the game 68-66 after a… Read more »

Fromm’s big second-half effort rescues No. 7 Lewis-Clark State

January 1, 2021

Anchorage’s Nathan Fromm played hero in his season debut, scoring all 11 of his points in the second half to rescue No. 7 Lewis-Clark State from upset-minded Dickinson State in an 89-85 win on New Year’s Eve. The junior transfer scored six straight points and assisted on a 3-pointer inside the final minutes to help… Read more »

20 for 2020: These Alaska athletes brought their best this year

December 29, 2020

With 2020 in our rearview, let’s look back on the top 20 Alaska athletes from this year. Here is the list for our 20 for 2020. They represent the best of the best from The Last Frontier. History makers, record setters, world champions and more. From the ski trails to the track and the hardwood… Read more »

Hendrix delivers in debut, leads Northridge to comeback victory

December 28, 2020

Anchorage’s Vante Hendrix introduced himself to his new team at Cal State Northridge in true takeover fashion. With his team trailing by five inside the final two minutes, the junior transfer scored four straight points and assisted on the go-ahead bucket with 20 seconds left to supply a 66-63 win over New Mexico State in… Read more »

Fairbanks hooper Bailey named Alaska Athlete of the Week

December 27, 2020

Fairbanks basketball player Jeremiah Bailey earned Alaska Athlete of the Week honors after pulling down a career-high 13 rebounds and scoring 12 points for D1 University of the Pacific in a 92-64 route of Westmont. The senior guard did his damage in just 26 minutes, giving him a double-double in back-to-back games. The Monroe Catholic High… Read more »